A 30-year-old female asked:
can esophagus dilation cause costochondritis? pain in sternum/spine/ribs. i also have peri effusion. dr. thought pain was from that but doesn't now.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
S/p dilatation c/p: Was the effusion after the dilatation or before? You can have a tiny perforation in procedures w/ pain from that or a tear. Is there pain when you press on chest? That is usually costochonrdritis. Would call GI doc ask about perforation, check CXR, videoesophagam or CT chest w/ barium ; also f/u w/ cardiologist for effusion. Effusions &mitral valve prolapse can cause pain. Call today
Answered on Jun 8, 2016
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